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Deakin University has been honoured by VicHealth at its annual Health Promotion Foundation awards.
The University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, CPAN, was rewarded with first prize in the category Promoting Healthy Eating.
This was being done in conjunction with the National Heart Foundation and Coles Supermarkets.
The project focusses on improving fruit and vegetable consumption among low income women and their families in Victoria through a supermarket-based intervention research program.
The members of the CPAN team involved in the project are Professors David Crawford and Kylie Ball and Dr Sarah McNaughton.
Deakin was a finalist in two categories on the night and in addition Tony Worsley was a member of a team led by RMIT that was a finalist for the VicHealth award for Preventing Harm from Alcohol.
“These awards recognise the contribution of our research to health promotion and are a really nice way for CPAN to round off the year,” said Professor Crawford, who is the Director of CPAN.
From Left to Right - Prof David Crawford (C-PAN), Ms Andrea Currie (Coles), Ms Jerril Rechter (VicHealth), Prof Kylie Ball (C-PAN) and Ms Beth Scholes (Heart Foundation)